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Book Launch Award- Provides authors or illustrators with $2,000 in funds to help the promotion of their newly published work and take the marketing strategy into their own creative hands.
Crystal Kite Awards - Peer-given award to recognize great books from 15 SCBWI regional divisions around the world.
Golden Kite Awards - Instituted in 1973, the Golden Kite Awards are the only children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers. The Golden Kite Awards recognize excellence in children’s literatures in five categories: Young Reader and Middle Grade FIction, Young Adult Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Book Text, and Picture Book Illustration.
Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award- The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award recognizes and encourages the publication of an excellent book of poetry or anthology for children and/or young adults. This award is given every three years.
Magazine Merit Award - For original magazine work for young people in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, illustration, and poetry.
Martha Weston Grant - The Martha Weston Grant was established by the Hairston Family to remember author/illustrator Martha Weston. The grant helps authors and illustrators who want to switch children's book genres.
Sid Fleischman Award - Given with the Golden Kite Awards, an award for exemplary writing for children in the genre of humor.
Spark Award - An annual award that recognizes excellence in a children’s book published through a non-traditional publishing route.
Work-in-Progress Awards - To assist children’s book writers and illustrators in the publication of a specific project currently not under contract. Given in the categories of: Picture Book Text, Chapter Books/Early Fiction, Middle Grade, Young Adult Fiction, Nonfiction, and Multi-Cultural Fiction or Nonfiction.